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    Intex SWG

    I just bought a new Intex SWG and they now come with a copper ion generator also, should I still use it
    or just disconnect the copper ion gen ?
    12x24 AG 8.7k, 27" sand filter w/1 HP 2 speed Dynamo ,1 main,1 skimmer and 2 returns, 2" PVC

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    Re: Intex SWG

    Definitely disconect the copper ion generator. Remember no copper in your pool!
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    Re: Intex SWG

    Whaddid Intex have to go and ruin a good thing for?

    Definitely disconnect....
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    Re: Intex SWG

    Got it, I returned the new one and found an 2009 with no copper ionizer for $134 online and free shipping !
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    Re: Intex SWG

    Great! I hope yours gives you the good service that mine has.

    Question - was the ion generator easy to disconnect, or was it part of the cell? Or did you look that closely?
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    Re: Intex SWG

    I have the same intex model that he returned and its very easy to remove, unscrew thread, remove electrical connection, replace thread. I left copper block in there since i cant find the right size cap to seal the hole if i remove it, but without power its all good.
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    Re: Intex SWG

    Dose this new Intex with the ion generator remember what run time was programmed if there is a power loss?
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    Re: Intex SWG

    Kinda, it remembers how long it should run, but not when. i get around this by having it run on the same timer as my pump, then i can do pump 3 hours, with swg set to 2 hours and it works no matter what. kinda anoying that they made it remember the hours, just not when to start though.
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    Re: Intex SWG

    Remembering the set run time is all that it needed, IMHO.
    To remember when to start, it would have to have a real time clock, and then you'd have to set the clock!
    That's why most ECGs are powered with the pump and just have a % power setting, they don't need to know how long to run at one time, they just run a % of a set time, which can lead to inaccuracy in figuring run time.
    That is really what you have too, each hour is 1/12 (8.3%) of max generation capacity, because it is limited to 12 hours/day (at least that is what the 2008 8110 model does.) If you have your pump set to run for less then 12 hours then your power % for each hour is 1/(pump hours), ie.. for a 10 hour pump run time each hour of ECG run is exactly 10% power!
    For the other ECGs that use a power period of say 2 hours, the display may say 50%, but the actual generation on a pump run time of 3 hours could vary anywhere from 66-33% depending on whether it generates the first of the two hour period or waits first (it would run 2 out of 3, or 1 out of 3 hours.)
    And for the price, it can't be beat!(Assuming the price hasn't gone up, and the grams/hour generation is the same.)
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    Re: Intex SWG

    Yes, it disconnects easily, I didn't want the copper blocking the flow and doing nothing and I saved 50 bucks with the 2009 model

    I'll just have to watchout for power outages
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    Re: Intex SWG

    Quote Originally Posted by New2Me
    Remembering the set run time is all that it needed, IMHO.
    To remember when to start, it would have to have a real time clock, and then you'd have to set the clock!
    That's why most ECGs are powered with the pump and just have a % power setting, they don't need to know how long to run at one time, they just run a % of a set time, which can lead to inaccuracy in figuring run time.
    Majority of reverse polarity units keep track of how long they run, Intex would be pretty much the only one that doesn't (is it even reverse polarity?).

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    Re: Intex SWG

    I also have the new swg from intex. I have removed the black electrical connection from the top of the copper ionizer now i have to exposed posts sticking up. Is the right or should a cover them up??
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    Re: Intex SWG

    If you never plan on using them I wouldn't worry about covering them. They'll probably last longer than the SWG not covered. I just disconnected the one on my SIL's pool and left it uncovered.
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    Re: Intex SWG

    Ok thanks. Just wanted to make sure it wasnt a electrical hazard or something.
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    Re: Intex SWG

    My filter has 1.5" female npt thread. Anyone know where I can get an adapter 1.5"mpt X whatever that Intex hose coupling screws on to?? Anyone know what brand, type, model or anything about that coupling..?
    I called Intex and the customer service guy couldn't tell me...

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    Re: Intex SWG

    You have to make your own. There is a lot of info in this thread - intex-swg-t1090.html

    Good Luck, and Best Wishes!!!
    22 x 40 IG vinyl lined, 23,570 gal.
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    Re: Intex SWG

    Haha. Yep, it would be too simple for them to stock a 1.5mpt x intex thread half to fit their hose coupling.. But, thanks for the info.

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    Re: Intex SWG

    Looks like Intex uses Hayward fittings...I found them on shoplandmarkpools.com
    I ordered three of the SP1495 couplings(1.5" female threads both ends). It looks to be what Intex uses, with the O-Ring in the coupling. Will let ya'll know...

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    Re: Intex SWG

    I guess I should have called it a "union"...Same thing I reckon.

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    Re: Intex SWG

    Quote Originally Posted by divinduck
    Got it, I returned the new one and found an 2009 with no copper ionizer for $134 online and free shipping !
    Would you please tell us where you found this one at? I am hoping it was not just a sale price. The lowest price I have found, as of tonight, is $199, plus S&H. I will keep looking, though. Thanks for all the info, everyone!!
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